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Petrozavodsk - Capital of Carelia


Petrozavodsk, city in northwestern Russia. Petrozavodsk is the administrative center of Karelia, an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation.

The city is located on the western shore of Lake Onega in a region of iron ore and timber resources. Machinery, furniture, and paper are produced here. The city is the site of Petrozavodsk State University (founded in 1940) and a branch of the Academy of Sciences.

Petrozavodsk, which means “Peter's Factory” in English, was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as a gun factory.
In 1777 it became the town of Petrozavodsk.

Population (1995) 325,082.





Follow my travel in the Respublika Kareliya, on the four pages :


An tour on all country of this Respublica :
The Mystery of Thousand Lakes
The capital Petrozavodsk :
Ilona's city so faraway
Valaam and the monastery "Spaso-Preobrazhensky" :
The spiritual light of Russia
Kizhi island and the 82 monuments of wooden architecture :
Magic Kizhi island

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  • grishaV1's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2005 at 4:11 AM

    you have good information here especially that of populations many people think in russia is only russians but its many different peoples there. you made me long to go again....

  • MariaInJapan's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 3:53 PM

    Ditto everybody elses comments about your photos. Stunning. Pause material.

  • Buckz's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2004 at 3:18 AM

    That is a fabulous picture! (the one across Onega lake.)

  • naruto's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 8:40 AM

    What beautiful pictures! I am glad to know this gorgeous city exist. :)

  • laura4n8's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2004 at 4:49 AM

    I LOVE your photos -- it's like I can walk right in them! I wish I could!

  • Rubik's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2004 at 7:40 AM

    Did u make an ice-sculpture too?)

  • catkin's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2004 at 7:33 AM

    Wow-fantastic photos!!

  • sumit_b's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 6:51 AM

    Nice photos. I didn't know this place existed!!

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 10:47 AM

    This beautiful photo of Onego Lake was featured on the front page of VT today. I hope to read all the rest of your tips soon. Congrats on a beautiful, crisp photo.

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2004 at 11:59 AM

    Privjet! I ve known much new about my town reading your tips:) Pictures are interesting, but that one with karelian people, when it was taken? I think it was long ago. Anna.

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